When you’re choosing the 2020 Hyundai Sonata over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2020 Hyundai Sonata occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata offers ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you want it most.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s experience and driving expertise start to fall according to more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Hyundai Sonata recent by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Hyundai Sonata, which pushes the 2020 Hyundai Sonata into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.